Our Unit is a pioneer in the treatment of sexual differentiation disorders at the paediatric age. We are also a renowned centre for paediatric renal transplants, and lead the way in Catalonia, especially in complex kidney transplants or transplants in combination with other organs.
Portfolio of services
- Renal biopsies: open and puncture
- Neurogenic bladder: intermittent probes, bladder enlargements (gut, ureter), botulinum toxin injections into the bladder
- Bladder extrophy surgery
- Partial clitoridectomies
- Renal duplicities
- Upper and lower heminephrectomy
- Percutaneous nephrostomy
- Pyeloplasty (Anderson-Hines technique). Open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques
- Endoscopic puncture of ureterocele
- Vesicoureteral reflux: Cohen technique. Endoscopic submeatal injection
- Continent urinary reservoirs
- Bilateral suprarenalectomy, laparoscopic and robotic techniques
- Hipospadias correction techniques: Mathieu, Snodgrass, Onlai, Duckett, oral or bladder mucous in interscrotals. Meatotomy. Nesbitt technique
- Techniques to resolve urinary incontinence
- Treatment of the megaureter
- Endoscopic treatment of the valves of the posterior urethra
- Surgical treatment of sexual differentiation anomalies
- Kidney transplant
- Kidney transplant from a living donor
- Cutaneous ureterostomies
- Sigmoid vaginoplasty
- Perineal and abdominoperineal vulvovaginoplasty
Fermín Fernández Álvarez, Porter Coordinator, explains the importance of the role these professionals play in the hospital. After 36 years at Vall d’Hebron, Fermín is a real master of the ways things are done. He says that a porter has to combine humility, discretion and safety with a single goal: that patients receive human and friendly treatment.
The constant search for excellence is part of Hospital Vall d’Hebron’s nature. The biggest hospital in Catalonia and the leader in many fields, headed since February 2015 by Dr. Vicenç Martínez Ibáñez, who has a close personal and professional relationship with the Hospital. Dr. Martínez Ibáñez says that if Vall d’Hebron did not exist, it would need to be invented. The current director trained at the hospital, where he was one of the protagonists of an historic moment: the first paediatric liver transplant in Spain. Now, he is committed to continuing this legacy and, always putting the patient first, achieving excellence across all staff.
The Neonatology Department’s Sibling Project is a workshop for the siblings of new-born babies admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Vall d’Hebron Maternity and Children's Hospital. Through simulated games and situations, the project prepares them to get used to seeing their younger siblings in a hospital medical setting.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s kitchen serves more than 1,000 meals a day, twice a day, not counting breakfast. A reality that José Parrilla and Carmina Esteban know all too well.From three kitchens to one and from coal to gas. That is how the hospital’s catering service has evolved. A place where the needs of each patient must be taken into account and where there is room for small, juicy anecdotes.